A screening of films by artists Agnė Jokšė and Anastasia Sosunova in conversation with curator and writer Yates Norton. Taking place in the context of the artists' first two-person exhibition Dance As You Wrestle in the UK, it will feature Unconditional Love (Agnė Jokšė, 2021) and Demikhov Dog (Anastasia Sosunova, 2017). The exhibition will run extended hours to contextualise and accompany the screening.
Expanding on the themes explored in the artists' first two-person exhibition Dance As You Wrestle, which are deeply embedded in the artists' moving image practices, the selected films grapple with ‘apocalypses' of the present day and reflects on the difficulties of care and love between pre-independence and post-independence generations.
Agnė Jokšė (b. 1993, Vilnius, LT) lives and works between Vilnius and Copenhagen, where she recently concluded her MA degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Visual Arts. She has shown work at Editorial, Vilnius (2022); the Artists' Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2021); Swallow, Vilnius (2021); Baltic Triennial 14 (2021); Mimosa House, London (2020); Publics, Helsinki (2020); NAC, Nida (2020), and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2020). Jokšė's work 'Dear Friend,' was awarded the JCDecaux Emerging Artist Award in 2019.
Anastasia Sosunova (b. 1993, Ignalina, LT) graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with BA in Graphic Arts and MA in Sculpture. Notable solo and two-person exhibitions have been presented at SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen (2022), Britta Rettberg, Munich; Screens Series programme, New Museum, New York; Swallow, Vilnius (2021); Kogo, Tartu (2019) and Editorial, Vilnius (2018). She has exhibited work at the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius and Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2022), Prospectif Cinéma programme at Centre Pompidou, Paris; FUTURA Contemporary Art Centre, Prague; the 14th Baltic Triennial, Vilnius (2021). Sosunova won the JCDecaux Award in 2018.
Generously supported by Lithuanian Culture Institute, Embassy of Lithuania in the UK & Danish Arts Foundation.